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Trump-Haley 2024? The former president asks his allies' opinion about an unexpected presidential formula

For now, those closest to the Republican leader dismiss the political move.

¿Trump-Haley 2024? El expresidente pide la opinión de sus aliados sobre una inesperada fórmula presidencial

(Cordon Press)

This Friday, reports emerged that open the possibility of a Trump-Haley formula ahead of next year's general elections.

According to CBS News, two anonymous sources familiar with the matter said former President Donald Trump is consulting his allies about the possibility of the former ambassador to the UN being his vice president. This situation arises as Haley increases her numbers in the national polls, especially in New Hampshire.

However, according to Politico magazine, the comments about the political move from advisors and people closest to the former president are deeply negative.

"Donald Trump's allies, MAGA media influencers and even his son are sending the Republican frontrunner a message as he begins to ponder potential vice president picks: Don't even think about choosing Nikki Haley," reads the media report.

According to Politico, regardless of Haley's rise in the polls, Trump allies believe the former South Carolina governor would not be a good running mate for Trump due to her "neoconservative" positions that are incompatible with MAGA rhetoric.

For example, Steve Bannon, a prominent Trump ally and former strategist, told Politico that Haley, throughout the election campaign, used "outdated Republican talking points" and embraced "Fox News-laundered neoliberal neocon policies that MAGA finds unacceptable."

However, despite the criticism Haley received from conservative analysts or defenders of freedom of expression such as Elon Musk, Trump is apparently considering her a potential running mate, a surprising situation due to the complicated history that the former president and the former governor have maintained.

Although Haley worked for the Trump administration, the former ambassador questioned the Republican leader about the events of January 6 and later retracted her position on several occasions. Likewise, the former governor also broke her promise that she would not run for president if Trump were a candidate.